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Prologue Alto Saxophone MouthpieceCreated by Henri SELMER Paris the brand SeleS presents the innovative Prologue mouthpiece for alto saxophone.

From the very first notes, the Prologue mouthpiece is easy to play and its emission and response is second to none. These qualities, as well as its attractive price, make it a great choice for beginner saxophonists.

Drawing on our extensive and know-how, a new material has been chosen for the Prologue design:

TPE, a thermoplastic polymer. This material offers outstanding acoustic qualities, similar to the hard rubber used in the conception of the Henri SELMER Paris mouthpieces, as well as a perfect repeatability in production.

Prologue mouthpiece is fitted with its ligature and cap.

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Presence by SelesHenri Selmer Paris is proud to announce the release, under the new brand SeleS, the Présence clarinet. Thanks to its innovative bore design, the Présence has unique acoustic qualities that provide ease of play, evenness across all registers and, above all, an instrument that is easy to play.

Extensive research on the position and size of the tone holes has given the Présence by Seles unrivalled intonation. Specially designed keys, as well as new key orientations and positions, provide unmatched mechanical precision and response combined with player comfort.

Présence clarinets come equipped with Valentino pads, preferred by many clarinetists and recommended by repair technicians for the seal, stability and durability. The Présence outfit includes a Henri Selmer Paris C85 120 mouthpiece and the new Présence case.

Présence by Seles by Henri Selmer Paris clarinets are available from your local Conn-Selmer dealer. Retail price for the Bb with silver – plated keys is $5,325.
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Announcing Seles by Henri Selmer Paris
 

If you are interested to view the video released with this launch, it is now available on our website.   Here is a direct link: 

http://leblancclarinets.com/en-us/about/news/henri-selmer-paris-launches-new-brand/introducing-seles

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Conn-Selmer is pleased to announce a partnership with Missouri Southern State University. Located in Joplin, Missouri, the university offers undergraduate degrees in Music, Instrumental Education, Vocal Education and Music Industry. Founded in 1937, MSSU currently enrolls approximately 5,500 students annually.Interim-Head for the MSSU Music Department and Director of Athletic Bands Brian Fronzaglia (photo at right) had this to say about the new partnership with Conn-Selmer, “Missouri Southern State University is proud to be partnering with Conn-Selmer. Their dedication to music education, quality of products and strong customer service are a great fit for our department. Our students and ensembles will have the finest products on the market at their disposal thanks to Conn-Selmer.”

“Missouri Southern State University is a growing program with a great history and tradition of musical excellence. We are excited at the opportunity to help support their program and look forward to a great partnership for many years to come,” said Michael Kamphuis, Managing Director of Conn-Selmer’s Division of Education.

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing resources for music educators worldwide. These goals are accomplished through teacher in-service support, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program and the Music Administration Collaborative. In addition the Division of Education provides assistance with instrumental purchase planning via the Conn-Selmer School program. For more information go to www.conn-selmer.com or contact the Division of Education at education@conn-selmer.com or 800-348-7426. 

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Conn-Selmer is pleased to announce a partnership with the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD). Located in Clear Creek, Texas and part of the greater Houston area, CCISD enrolls approximately 39,000 students annually. Director of Visual and Performing Arts, Dean Muths, had this to say when asked why he chose to participate in the Conn-Selmer School Program, “It was an easy choice for me to take the steps necessary to become a member of the Conn-Selmer School district family. The determining factor, outside of the incredible instruments they manufacture, is Conn-Selmer’s dedication to supporting music education throughout the United States through its many educational outreach programs. Conn-Selmer is the model for all other instrument manufacturers because they are not just trying to build a great instrument; they are trying to develop great music teachers who will help bring music to every child in our country. They take the money they earn and reinvest in our musical human infrastructure. That’s a family I want to be a part of!”

“CCISD has a very supportive arts community beginning with the world class faculty and also with an engaged parent association. This last December, the Clear Creek High School Wind Ensemble received one of its highest honors performing at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. We look forward to a long term partnership with the district and its programs,” said Michael Kamphuis, Managing Director of Conn-Selmer’s Division of Education.

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education, led by Vice President of Education, Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, is dedicated to providing resources for music educators worldwide. These goals are accomplished through teacher in-service support, Conn-Selmer Institute, Conn-Selmer VIP Program and the Music Administration Collaborative. In addition the Division of Education provides assistance with instrumental purchase planning via the Conn-Selmer School program. For more information go to www.conn-selmer.com or contact the Division of Education at education@conn-selmer.com or 574-607-6000.

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Conn-Selmer and Yanagisawa are pleased to announce the release of the Yanagisawa WO Series alto saxophones. “The WO Series is the first new line from Yanagisawa in 20 years,” stated Robert Lichty, Saxophone Category Manager at Conn-Selmer. He continued, “The WO Series continues to put Yanagisawa at the forefront of ergonomics and saxophone design.”

 

The WO Series features two distinct lines – the Professional models (replacing the 90x models) and the Elite models (replacing the 99x Series). Both lines feature improvements in ergonomics, material enhancements and a beautiful new case.


 

Orders are being taken for the new models immediately, with delivery expected to begin in March 2014. Retail prices for the new models range from $5,380 to $18,115.

 

The new model numbers with their previous model counterpart are listed below.
 

Current Model

New Model

A901

AW01

A901B

AW01B

A901S

AW01S

A902

AW02

A991

AW010

A991B

AW010B

A991S

AW010S

A992

AW020

A9930

AW030

A9933

AW033

A9935

AW035

A9937

AW037

A992PG

AW020PG

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Conn-Selmer is Proud to Announce Selmers 40 Series Saxophone Line Expansion 

The Selmer 40 Series Saxophone Line is growing, with the addition of Tenor saxophones to the line. Also, Alto and Tenor now have black nickel and silver-plated finishes.

Selmer 40 Series Addition Press Release “The 40 Series Alto has been a tremendous success,” stated Robert Lichty, Woodwind Category Manager at Conn-Selmer, Inc.  He added, “It garners praise from professional players as an excellent horn, at a great price. The demand for a Tenor saxophone has been great. We are launching the 40 Series Tenor with other finishes to meet the market demands.”

The 40 Series saxophones from Conn-Selmer, Inc. are a first ever collaboration between Henri Selmer Paris and Selmer USA. All the horns feature a custom designed and manufactured Henri Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece, along with a feature filled body that responds at a top performance level. The black nickel and silver-plated versions both feature a silver-plated Henri Selmer Paris neck.  MSRP on the 40 Series ranges from $4,043 to $4,750.

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Ludwig Enhances Marketing Team with the Addition of Tim ONeal

Tim O'Neal PR PhotoConn Selmer proudly announces the addition of TIMOTHY O’NEAL to the Ludwig Marketing team in the position of Category Manager (Combo), effective immediately. Tim will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of combo product marketing strategies. In addition he will lead and develop marketing materials, training, and merchandising closely working with internal sales team and dealers. Tim will also manage the world class global artist roster and endorsements.

Tim has over 20 years of experience in the percussion industry, including Guitar Center, Kaman (Gretsch Drums) and Davitt & Hanser (Premier Drums). Tim’s career has spanned positions in Sales & Marketing, Purchasing and Sourcing. His deep understanding of the industry, knowledge of percussion and experiences from various perspectives are an exceptional addition to Ludwig.

Tim stated: “I am thrilled to join the Ludwig Family and proud to work on this iconic brand. I look forward to meeting dealers and customers at NAMM and during the coming month.”

Tim is joining Ludwig during in its 105 year anniversary year. He will continue the focus on USA manufactured drums built on a legacy of differentiated industry leading sound. 
 

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December 20, 2013

Earlier this year Musser moved from LaGrange, IL to the Conn-Selmer campus in Elkhart, IN and its going great!  

photo1.jpgLast month the new M500 was built and shipped to continue satisfying customers.  The success of smoothly transitioning is due to a holistic team effort, including having the right people to uphold the Musser standards and produce its unique sound.  There are several employees who enable this to happen on a daily basis.  The whole team is featured in the photo to left with the M500 instrument.



photo2.jpgDavid Avila, Jonathan Pederson, Chris Frano and Lorenza Ranallo are part of that team (From Left to Right: David Avila - Tuner Technician , Jonathan Pederson - Inspector / Tester, Chris Frano - Chime Tuner / Assembler and Lorenza Ranallo - Tuner Technician).  Their dedication to maintaining the Musser quality transferred them from the LaGrange, IL plant to Elkhart, IN and it shows in the products they make every day!

 

With the team well on its way at the Elkhart campus, Musser continues its tradition of excellent instruments with the unique Musser sound.


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Jay Schreiber has accepted the position Vice-President of Sales (USA and Canada) starting December 16, 2013. He will be responsible for all facets of sales in these regions.

Jay Schreiber joins Conn-Selmer with over 30 years of experience in the music industry. He has held various positions of increasing responsibilities in band, orchestra and combo percussion. His caliber is demonstrated from the rise in his career, beginning in music retail, then as a district sales manager and elevating to the Yamaha General Manager for Pro Audio and Combo products. Jay Schreiber is an excellent asset for Conn-Selmer to achieve its goals in 2014 and beyond.

Jay Schreiber has a Bachelor of Science in Music with a minor in Business from the University of Wisconsin. In addition, he has a certificate in Supply Chain Management from California State University.

Conn-Selmer is excited to roll in the New Year 2014 with Jay on the team.

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